Zlatan Ibrahimovic saluted his team-mates after masterminding Manchester United’s victory over Southampton and wants his new club to rediscover the winning habit that has previously made them so difficult to stop at Old Trafford.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored both goals in the 2-0 victory on Friday night having already netted in both the Community Shield against Leicester City and the Premier League opener against Bournemouth.
“If the team does good, the individual does good, always,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports. “I try to do what I’m best at, create chances, help my team-mates and then score goals.
“I’m happy for the team. Two games, two wins. We are becoming better and better and the first game at home, we win it. It’s a good start – we need to get used to winning because the mental part is important, not just the physical part, so we’re happy.
“We’re happy for the three points and the first game of Paul [Pogba] also, so he needs to settle in and the rest will come by itself.”
Despite the promising start made to the Jose Mourinho era, Ibrahimovic insisted that United remain a work in progress.
“I’m new in the team, I’m only here not even a month,” he added. “Paul is back at his home but still not with this team so he needs also to get to know the players and I need to get to know everybody and the way we play, the simple things on and off the pitch.
“Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also new so we need to get used to the philosophy and the culture. Everything is new, it’s like a big parcel – we need to put the parcel together and then we’ll work through everything.
“It’s a different game here. You don’t get a lot of chances like I did in France which is normal because the game is tougher and you need to work through the game. It’s the beginning, we get to know each other and when the possibility comes we need to be focused